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In the 90s Pokémon was all the rage. What began with a pair of Game Boy games eventually grew into a massive media franchise including Anime series, movies, the card game, and Manga. And while mention of Pokémon might make us nostalgic, it should be mentioned that it’s still going strong today.
“The concept of the Pokémon universe, in both the video games and the general fictional world of Pokémon, stems from the hobby of insect collecting, a popular pastime which Pokémon executive director Satoshi Tajiri-Oniwa enjoyed as a child. Players of the games are designated as Pokémon Trainers, and the two general goals (in most Pokémon games) for such Trainers are: to complete the Pokédex by collecting all of the available Pokémon species found in the fictional region where that game takes place; and to train a team of powerful Pokémon from those they have caught to compete against teams owned by other Trainers, and eventually become the strongest Trainer: the Pokémon Master. These themes of collecting, training, and battling are present in almost every version of the Pokémon franchise, including the video games, the anime and manga series, and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.”
The second image you see above is an awesome portrait of Lisa Courtney who proudly claimed the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest Pokémon collection in 2010. She began collecting Pokémon items in effort to cope with years of bullying by schoolmates. Her collection now boasts more than 13,000 different pieces of Pokémon merchandise – including her favourite character, Absol. [via metro.co.uk]